Friday, January 4, 2013

ceremonies of possession in europe's conquest of the new world, 1492 - 1640 by patricia seed

i read this for my colonial america class. it's an academic work, but surprisingly readable. very informative; very interesting; not too long. it examines the way in which the english, dutch, portuguese, spanish, and french demonstrated their ownership in the americas and the historical precedents for those actions. 

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